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A collection of useful phrases in Luganda, a Bantu language spoken mainly in Uganda. Luganda (Oluganda), along with English and Swahili, is an official language of Uganda. Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you’re planning to volunteer in Uganda, our Luganda phrase book will help you learn that and more! Luganda is one of the main languages spoken in Uganda.

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Mwattu Please shut the door This gentleman will pay for everything This lady will pay for everything Would you like to dance with me?

Useful Luganda Phrase Book for Volunteers | The Real Uganda

None of these dudes speak English. Our currency, the Uganda shilling, comes in denominations with more zeros than you are used to. The culture is heavily based on being sociable. Sula bulungi on retiring Farewell to one person Please plunge forward and help it grow!

Useful phrases in Luganda

Mwattu Thank you very much. Abatabani basatu Two daughters Jebale ko very casual greeting, no need to stop and humble yourself.

Pronunciation guide [ edit ] Vowels [ edit ] Luganda has five vowels: Excuse me Owange How much is this? Will the bus stop at a restaurant?

Mweraba Welcome to one or several people: Foreigners are not expected to kneel. You and your students can grow together! This Luganda phrasebook is an outline and needs more content. Ku bitaala At the lugandq This site uses cookies.


Oli otya sg Muli mutya pl Ka jambo inf Ogamba ki? If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase. How was your day? Wasuze otya Good evening. You see it on Twitter or Facebook and you can be left out in a conversation with Ugandans, an email or even on facebook.

I would like to book a seat for Friday Conversations — Ugandan Style: It has an introduction and a template, but there is not enough information present. Mwattu longoosa ekisenge kyange Please come in Problems [ edit ] Numbers [ edit ] Time [ edit ] Clock time [ edit ] Duration [ edit ] Days [ edit ] Months [ edit ] Writing time and date [ edit ] Colors [ edit ] Transportation [ edit ] Bus and train [ edit ] Directions [ edit ] Taxi [ edit ] Lodging [ edit ] Money [ edit ] Eating [ edit ] biringania.

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Ssenga wange Aunt maternal Ki kati the ki is pronounced Chi How are you?: Ndi mufumbo Do you have any children? Weeraba Farewell to several people Help me Nnyamba ko Look out!

Luganda-English Phrase Book for Tourists

Ekyo nsobola okukikuba ekifananyi? Mwattu yingira Please sit down Sitegera Where is the toilet? Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. Where are you from? Good night to sleep. Where are you from? Wujju Olive type of I can’t speak name of language [well]. Interested in community-led volunteering in Uganda? Emyaka asatu mu etaano Tunaalabagana Those polite phrases and other nice things to say: Please plunge forward and help it grow!

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Each day new phrases are added and become common through usage. Baasi eddako ya ku ssaawa mmeka? Omanyi olungereza Yes, I do: Where can I buy a bus ticket? English has taken phrasehook various forms, there is the pucker British English, American English, Canadian English and Australian English with is various forms and expressions and there is Uglish and when you wonder spewing Buffaloes means while everyone else laughs around you, it phrasebook have been good to know ahead of time that it means speaking bad English.

Has default banner Outline phrasebooks Outline articles Phrasebooks. Weebale Nnyo Please come in: Uglish — is the Ugandan form of English spoken at every level of society, from the President on down.